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Rabies Warning Issued After Bat Found In Fairfield County Home Tests Positive

Officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior from any bats they encounter after a bat found in a Fairfield County home tested positive for rabies.
Officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior from any bats they encounter after a bat found in a Fairfield County home tested positive for rabies. Photo Credit: Wikipedia/USFWS/Ann Froschauer

Officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior from any bats they encounter after a bat found in a Fairfield County home tested positive for rabies.

The City of Bridgeport and Animal Control has been notified that a bat in a residence of the Brooklawn area has tested positive for rabies.

As a result, animal control officials are warning residents to proceed with caution when coming in contact with stray and wild animals, especially bats.

If you come in contact with any wildlife that you fear may be rabid, do not approach, animal control officers said.

 Watch out for unusual animal behaviors such as:

  • Bats active during daylight hours
  • Excessive drooling or foaming at the mouth
  • Aggressive behaviors

If you find a bat in your home, do not approach or try to rid the bat yourself. Call Bridgeport Animal Control.

Report any unusual animal behavior to Bridgeport’s Animal Control Office at 203-576-7671. 

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